Pseudanthias mooreanus

Moorea Anthias | Moorea Basslet
Pseudanthias mooreanus
Pseudanthias mooreanus, Moorea
Pseudanthias mooreanus
Pseudanthias mooreanus, Moorea
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Pseudanthias mooreanus
Pseudanthias mooreanus




Body green-grey with an orange/purple tinge, dorsal fin orangish red with blue margin. Red snout tip, bottom lip and top half of head, lower head from snout below eye to pectoral fin pale violet. Usually showing a thin red vertical bar on side. Males with elongated blue tail lobes and females with red tail tips. Length to 11cm.


Max Size: 7 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 26.6-29.6°C

Depth: 1-46m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Common (28.6% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Many (88 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: Joe Shields